Jeremiah Ellis

Brief Life History of Jeremiah

When Jeremiah Ellis was born in 1691, in Exeter, Kings, Rhode Island, British Colonial America, his father, John Ellis, was 54 and his mother, Joanna Clark, was 22. He married Judith Ayers in 1715, in West Greenwich, Kent, Rhode Island, British Colonial America. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 3 daughters. He died about 1771, in West Greenwich, Kent, Rhode Island, British Colonial America, at the age of 81.

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Jeremiah Ellis
Judith Ayers
Marriage: 1715
William Ellis
Judith Ellis
Tabitha Ellis
Jeremiah Ellis
Gideon Ellis
Sarah Ellis
Ayres Ellis

Sources (9)

  • Legacy NFS Source: Jeremiah Gideon Ellis - Individual or family possessions: birth: 1691; West Greenwich, Kent, Rhode Island, United States
  • Jeremiah Ellis, "Rhode Island, Marriages, 1724-1916"
  • Jeremiah Ellis, "Rhode Island Town Deaths Index, 1639-1932"

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World Events (2)

1723 · Pirates Hung in Newport

On July 17, 1723, twenty-eight pirates are hung in Newport, Rhode Island.

1763 · First Synagogue in America

The first Jewish Synagogue in America was built in Newport, Rhode Island in 1763. It still stands today, making it the oldest synagogue in the United States.

Name Meaning

English: from the Middle English personal name Elis, an Old French vernacular form of Elias, the Latin and New Testament Greek form of Hebrew Eliyahu; see Elijah and compare Elias , Lias , Ely .

English: possibly in some instances from the Middle English female personal name Elice, a pet form of Elizabeth .

Welsh: from Elis, a shortened form of the Welsh personal name Elisse (earlier Elisedd, a derivative of elus ‘kindly, benevolent’). As usual in Welsh, the stress in Elisse is on the penultimate syllable -li-, which shifts to initial El- when the name is shortened to Elis. It later became confused with Ellis in 1 above.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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We Heirs Ellis, Gideon Ellis, William Ellis Robert Austin And Judith Austin His Wife, Thomas Wait and Tabitha Wait his wife, all of West Greenwich Quit Claim to Cousin Jeremiah Ellis Of West Greenwich …

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